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Monday, April 22nd

One of my favorite musicians of all time died over seventy-five years ago at the age of twenty-five.

Charlie Christian (1916-1942, guitar) with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Johnny Guarnieri (piano), Dave Tough (drums), et al., “Waitin’ for Benny” (full session), live (studio), New York, 1941

 

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday, Intuit (Chicago)

Robert Johnson, City, 2018

Saturday, April 20th

timeless

Wailers (Bob Marley, vocals, guitar; Peter Tosh, vocals, guitar; Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion, et al.), “Stir It Up” (B. Marley), live (studio), London,  1973

 

Thursday, April 11th

Only in Minnesota do drums go with snow.

Dave King and JT Bates, live, South St. Paul, Minn., 12/15/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

mid-February, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, April 10th

sounds of New York

Lily Maase and the Suite Unraveling (LM, guitar, compositions; Jeff Tobias, tenor saxophone, keyboards; Nick Millevoi, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; with guests Val Jeanty, electronics, and Chelsea Baratz, tenor saxophone), live, New York (The Stone), 3/12/19

“Made to Be Broken”

 

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“Life at Stylus Point”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, April 9th

sounds of New York

Tyshawn Sorey (drums), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitar), Val-Inc (AKA Val Jeanty, electronics, percussion, turntables), live (studio), New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Monday, April 1st

3 x 2 x X = ?

Tomas Fujiwara (drums, composition) with Gerald Cleaver (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), “Blueberry Eyes,” live (studio), New Haven, Conn., 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 14th

sounds of New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone, composition) with Herb Robertson (trumpet), Marc Ducret (guitar), Joey Baron (drums), et al., live, New York (TV show), c. 1990

 

Monday, March 11th

voices I miss

Hound Dog Taylor (AKA Theodore Roosevelt Taylor, 1915-1975) and the Houserockers (Brewer Phillips, guitar; Ted Harvey, drums), “Taylor’s Rock” (H.D. Taylor), live, Ann Arbor Blues Festival, 1973

 

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reading table

voices in the wind
the withered field’s
crows

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Monday, March 4th

No one fired up this pianist—one of the most influential in the history of jazz—like this drummer.

Bill Evans Trio (BE [1929-1980], piano; Philly Joe Jones [1923-1985], drums; Marc Johnson [1953-], bass), “Nardis” (M. Davis), live, Italy (Umbria), 1978

 

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lagniappe

reading table

How many poems have gotten so much attention with so few words?

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), “The Red Wheelbarrow”

Friday, March 1st

what’s new

The Pedrito Martinez Group (PM, percussion, lead vocals; Sebastian Natal, electric bass, vocals; Jhair Sala,  percussion, vocals; Issac Delgado Jr., keyboards, vocals), “Tuvé Una Revelación,” live, Washington, D.C., 2/20/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

Oak Park, Ill, this morning

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random thoughts

March!

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